New Release: Rush Hour Blu-ray

Rush Hour movie scene with Jackie Chan and Chris TuckerThe original Rush Hour action comedy movie, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, got its Blu-ray debut on Dec. 7, 2010, from Warner Home Video.

The PG-13-rated buddy cop film, directed by Brett Ratner (Red Dragon), follows a brash American LAPD detective (Tucker) as he gets partnered with Chan. Reluctantly working together, they must rescue the kidnapped daughter of a visiting Hong Kong official. Tom Wilkinson (The Ghost Writer) and Elizabeth Pena (Jacob’s Ladder) also star.

Rush Hour grossed $141 million when it was released in theaters in 1998, and spawned two sequels. Rush Hour 3 was one of the first titles to be released on high-definition Blu-ray.

The Rush Hour Blu-ray will come with these special features:

  • commentary by Ratner
  • additional scenes
  • “A Piece of the Action: Behind-the-Scenes of Rush Hour” featurette gallery
  • Ratner’s short film “What Ever Happened to Mason Reese?”
  • and two music videos: Dru Hill’s “How Deep is Your Love?” and Heavy D & the Boyz’s “Nuttin’ But Love.”

These special features were also on the Rush Hour DVD released earlier.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.